Community Corrections News

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Governor Brownback Declares July 17th – 23rd as Kansas Pretrial, Probation and
Parole Supervision Week

Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring July 17-23, 2016 as Kansas Pretrial, Probation
and Parole Supervision Week. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the efforts of community supervision
staff as an essential part of the justice system, contributing to the public safety of all Kansans.

Under the state’s executive branch, community supervision staff oversees approximately 5,200 parolees, 8,650
adult probationers, and 1,700 youth. Community supervision staff are trained professionals who actively
encourage and assist offenders in becoming law abiding citizens while recognizing the rights of the public to be
safeguarded from criminal activity.

Earlier this year, KDOC recognized community and field supervision staff from across the state for their service
to the people of Kansas. Honorees exemplified what it is to be a supervision officer, being a true force for
positive change within their communities. Daren Organ and Sandy Braun, both from the Northwest Kansas
Office were recognized as the Adult and Juvenile Community Corrections Employees of the Year. Parole
services recognized Lisa Hill and Mike Watson as the Non-Uniformed Employees of the Year for the Northern
and Southern Parole Region. Honorees were recognized during a reception at the Kansas Statehouse on June

To learn more about the KDOC and the community and field staff, visit

Advisory Board Meeting Announcement

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The Cowley County Community Corrections Advisory Board will meet August 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM in the Community Corrections Conference Room For a REGULAR MEETING

Located at 320 E. 9th Ave. Suite C. Winfield, KS 67156